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‘We Sent a Terrible Message’: Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

Aug 24, 2021 at 06:32 am by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News The Biden administration’s plans to make covid-19 booster shots available next month has drawn a collective sc.... Read More

School or ‘Russian Roulette’? Amid Delta Variant and Lax Mask Rules, Some Parents See No Difference

Aug 24, 2021 at 06:25 am by pj

  By Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News The child had just started kindergarten. Or, as her mother called it, “Russian roulette.” That’s.... Read More

National Convalescent Plasma Study Shows COVID-19 Therapy Ineffective in High-risk Patients

Aug 23, 2021 at 11:34 am by pj

By Bill Levesque  Convalescent plasma does not effectively prevent the progression of COVID-19 from a mild to severe form of the disease in high-risk patients, according.... Read More

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine

Aug 23, 2021 at 11:16 am by pj

Approval Signifies Key Achievement for Public Health  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has be.... Read More

The White House Says Boosters for All. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Aug 18, 2021 at 04:09 pm by pj

  By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News  The Biden administration announced plans Wednesday to offer boosters to all U.S. adults as soon as next month, sa.... Read More

Federal Vaccine Program Hasn’t Helped Those Whose Lives Were Altered by Covid Shot

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:51 pm by pj

  By Arthur Allen, Kaiser Health News  Angela Marie Wulbrecht jumped at the first chance to get a covid-19 vaccine, driving three hours from her Santa Rosa, C.... Read More

Science Shows Mask-Wearing Is Largely Safe for Children

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:40 pm by pj

  By Louis Jacobson, PolitiFact, Kaiser Health News Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is one of a handful of Republican governors trying to block school districts fr.... Read More

‘Tainted’ Blood: Covid Skeptics Request Blood Transfusions From Unvaccinated Donors

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:33 pm by pj

  By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News  The nation’s roiling tensions over vaccination against covid-19 have spilled into an unexpected arena: lifesavin.... Read More

The Newest Disease Detection Tool for Covid and Beyond: Poop

Aug 18, 2021 at 03:26 pm by pj

By Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kaiser Health News  Since reopening campus at the University of California-San Diego last summer, university officials have relied on th.... Read More

New Survey Report Details Coronavirus Pandemic's Negative Impact on Physicians

Aug 16, 2021 at 08:15 pm by pj

Physicians report reduced income, increased burnout, and heightened mental health concerns over past year of the pandemic.   ANALYSIS  |  BY CHRISTO.... Read More

Gov. DeSantis Announces Additional Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Center at Camping World Stadium

Aug 16, 2021 at 05:07 pm by pj

In an effort to reduce hospital admissions throughout Central Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday, an additional center providing Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatme.... Read More

UF Health Team Develops Technique to Conserve Oxygen During Acute Shortages

Aug 16, 2021 at 02:20 pm by pj

By Leah Buletti As COVID-19 ravaged India and Indonesia this spring and summer, supplemental oxygen supplies became critically scarce. For some families, that meant exhaustin.... Read More

Pfizer CEO to Public: Just Trust Us on the Covid Booster

Aug 15, 2021 at 03:07 pm by pj

By Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News  Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was confident in June about the ability of his company’s vaccine to protect against the hi.... Read More

Public Favors Masks in Classrooms but Balks at Mandating Vaccinations for Students

Aug 13, 2021 at 02:13 am by pj

  By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News As the spread of the delta variant threatens the safety of classrooms, a poll released Wednesday found nearly two-thirds.... Read More

DeSantis’ Executive Order Misleading on Lack of Scientific Support for Masking in Schools

Aug 13, 2021 at 02:01 am by pj

  By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance on students and masking “lacks.... Read More

Getting a Covid Vaccine During Pregnancy Even More Urgent as ICU Beds Fill Up

Aug 13, 2021 at 01:41 am by pj

  By Ashley Lopez, KUT, Kaiser Health News  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is doubling down on its recommendation that people who are pregnant.... Read More

UF Neuroscientists Discover Biomarker with Potential to Aid Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Aug 11, 2021 at 08:50 pm by pj

By MICHELLE JAFFEE  University of Florida neuroscientists have developed a new assay, or test, to detect minute amounts of a protein called tyrosine hydroxylase in blood.... Read More

Florida Rare Disease Advisory Council to Address Challenges of Rare Disease Community

Aug 11, 2021 at 05:35 pm by pj

By JHOANNY CARDENAS   Just over six years ago, my family changed forever. What began as a conversation about a possible learning disability for my son would instead ent.... Read More

Déjà Vu? Consumers Scramble for Covid Tests in Hard-Hit Areas

Aug 10, 2021 at 06:13 am by pj

  By Phil Galewitz and Rachel Bluth and Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News Andrea Mosterman, an associate professor of history at the.... Read More

Clarity on Covid Count: Pandemic’s Toll on Seniors Extended Well Beyond Nursing Homes

Aug 10, 2021 at 06:06 am by pj

  By Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News As covid-19 resurges across the country, driven by the highly infectious delta variant, experts are extending our understand.... Read More